Rumba Café was illuminated with music from Adia Victoria as unique as her name on 13 August, 2016.
In the darkest of venues, Adia Victoria introduces Horrible Weather, “This next song is about toxic relationships”. The pianos starts in with simpler chords that work to resonate the journey of a rugged, southern soul better than the studio release. Our journey together explores her heartache, discomfort in trying to belong, and the madness that can accompany a break up.
“This next song is about getting dumped” Adia announces Head Rot, the next song on her 2016 full length release Beyond the Bloodhounds. Not the title of a song you would expect from such an empowering sound. It was strong and bluesy, almost empowering, but telling the story of doubt in oneself when a relationship ends.
“Me & the devil tour to pay homage to the blues”, Adia speaks up again as she begins Robert Johnson’s Me and the Devi Blues. She says Catholic school fucked her up and taught her about the devil which is evident in Invisible Hands.
With “Stuck in the South” she explores her trials of being told she doesn’t belong. She can’t find a place she fits in until she finds the blues.
After sharing so many experiences with this crowd, she dare not take herself too seriously. As they begin their last song Adia enunciates, “We’ll have CDs over here by the toilets after we’re done doing this thing.”
People say the windows to the soul are the eyes. Although Adia Victoria has a dramatic glare punctuated by her fantastic eyes, it was her vocals that brought us there.
Adia Victoria will begin her European Fall tour on 24 October in London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.
For more info visit www.adiavictoria.com